Monday, April 30, 2007

Geek Girls?

I’ve been listening to the White and Nerdy song a lot late, perhaps too much lately. It’s so bad that I’m actually playing the stupid game; right now my record is 427 in Intermediate mode. Someone should just paint a large “L” on my forehead and be done with it. Oh but it doesn’t stop there. I did something Uber Nerdy yesterday. I went to a COMIC BOOK CONVENTION!!! I went to the CalgaryExpo and to be honest, I had an ok time. They were advertising it to be the “Biggest Comic and Multimedia” convention, in Western Canada. It’s was fairly big but I guess I was expecting more from 50,000 sq ft.

The show itself was pretty good. There was a lot of crap I could have bought, but I told myself “no”. There were some interesting panels including such guests as Bruce Timm (he co created Batman: the Animated series and a lot of cool stuff after that.) and Paul Dini, who wrote a lot of stuff with Bruce Tim ( and he was one of the writers for the first 2 seasons of Lost). Then there was (GEEK GEKK GEEK NERD NERD NERD GEEK GEEKK).

The thing that brought a mental smile to my face was the women who were there. Some of them were dressed up as Superheroes and Anime Characters, some were in normal attire. Some with their boyfriends, some were with other women, some where solo. The point is, THERE’S HOPE FOR ME YET!!!

I know I’ve gone on about this in the past, but who would have thought that there were SO MANY Females that had the same interests as me. I still remember being the social misfit and being made fun of because of my love for anime, and the geek culture in general, but now to see female geeks...HOLY SHIT!!!

Does this mean that geek is a gender neutral title now, or is there a secret name for the female geek? I did a Google search for female geek and I did find, but when I went o the site, there was nothing, not even a “Under Construction” or a “404” page. I didn’t have much luck after that either. It’s almost like they’re hiding because they know that they are such a minority, but I know they’re out there. Married or single they exist. I saw them. Even semi famous ones like Gail Simone, who writes comic books, (too bad she doesn’t update her blog), and she’s even going to start writing Wonder Woman. A woman writing a comic book where the main character is a woman; who would have thought?

The good news in all this is that there is a woman out there who doesn’t think my interests and hobbies are CRAP. I remember hearing some dumb ass whining to her boyfriend about him standing in line at the local EB Games. Saying stuff about how videogames are a waste of time. I kept picturing myself clobbering her over a head with one of those Guitar Hero guitars. Now that would ever condone violence against women, but sometimes you have to scream “QUIT BEING A SELFISH BITCH!!!”. There was another incident long ago where some girl was in a comic book shop and she said out loud, “Why do you read stupid comics” At that point she had everyone staring at her. At least she figured out that what she had said that time was dumb.

So now I have a new quest, to find the elusive geek girl. I know they exist; I just need to find one. I might even shoot a documentary about it one day. I wonder if I can get the National Geographic Society to sponsor my expedition, but that’s a post for another time.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Goals, smoals, I was TAGGED.

Twice in one day? What kind of man do you think I am? You think that I have enough brain power for twice in one day? I guess I do because here I am. Ok Lady Vics (you know I like how that sounds, I may just keep using that name for her) tagged me with this one, and she was tagged by someone named Vixen. Ouch, I got to love that name. *Pant Pant*. Ok sorry about that, I’m back to normal…HEY BABY !!!**WOLF WHISTLE**.

I’m ok, please relax, I’m back to normal. Anyway I’ve been tagged with listing 5 to 10 goals with an explanation. I actually like this idea since it forces me to think and despite popular belief, I love to think.

1. Perfect Physical Specimen. I admit that I’m aiming a little high, but I want to be physically fit. You know about those guys with a six pack? Well I have 2 kegs. It’s not pretty. Were talking man boobs here. When I walk backwards, my ass beeps like a garbage truck. I look like the ‘before’ guy in those diet commercials. The good news is that the place I’m moving into next week has an indoor pool and a workout room. I’m going to start with the pool for awhile, on a daily basis. I figure an hour a day will help me on my quest for BUNS OF STEEL

2. Financial Independence. There’s a plan for this too. I don’t want to reveal the details yet, but expect me to blog about it in the next few months. I will say this, working for someone else BLOWS CHUNKS. I feel that I’m more qualified to decide on how much monkey I should be making, not some “pointy haired boss” who sits behind some desk. I will elaborate about this in the future.

3. Lots and lots of SEX. I’m a single guy and I would like to mean a single woman and have a meaningful relationship. I want someone I can confide in and hopefully she can confide with me as well. I’m looking for someone to share my life with. That special someone I want to be with for the rest of my life. OH and have LOTS AND LOTS OF SEX !!!

4. To give back some of what I have received. I like the idea of giving back to the community, either volunteering my time or using my money to bring some good in this community. A few days ago I saw a news story about a single mom with 3 kids who had to move out of her rented home because her landlord was planning to remodel and sell the house. She was working hard, but she was only getting by, and she was unable to come up with a damage deposit for a new home. A day after the story aired some Calgarian had sent her some money to cover the damage deposit. People in this city do give back and I want to be one of those people.

5. Get that BIG ASS TV. This is a very short term goal, considering that I’m planning on purchasing a 40 inch LCD TV next week, when I move. I’m gonna hook this up to my PC as well and this is going to be my main monitor for TV/DVD/Videogame playing/Computer viewing. The only problem is if I was living with a ‘special’ someone, there is no way in hell I would EVER get away with this.

6. I’m leaving on a Jet plane. I want to travel. I want to go back to New York. It’s been a long time since I was there, (pre 9/11) and I feel a need to go back to that city. I feel a need to go and pay my respects, even though it’s just a hole with a bunch of construction workers. I also have the need to visit people in St. John’s Newfoundland. I want to meet this Mitch guy, and make sure he’s a good guy. I want to fly to Manchester UK and tell Stef to pull his pants up and quit showing the crack of his ass to everyone, and if he doesn’t, I’m sticking a small Canadian Flag there and claiming it for the great White North. I need to go Vermont and meet a Girl and her Dog. That dog needs a tummy rub and I’m make sure that she get her tummy rub. I need to Texas and help a girl in a tank top, and underwear get back into her apartment, as well I need to see newborn kitties. I also need to fly to Toronto to see a woman about a Goat. We didn’t connect the last time I was there, perhaps next time I’ll have better luck. I need to go to Iowa and see if a student needs lessons in learning to drive in the winter. I need to fly to Singapore to find out which way the water goes when you flush the toilet. I want to see someone in BC who’s pleased that strangers are checking out her butt. I’ve meet so many good people online and I would love for the opportunity to meet them and talk face to face (after I get my BUNS OF STEEL).

Now I must decide who I will pass this onto.

1. Stef, because I love the idea of him get all grumpy, though I am concerned about him cupping his ‘boys’ when he thinks.

2. Erin she needs time to think about things like this.

3. Elmo Kitty Because she tagged me before NAAA!!!!

4. Letti because she needs a break for watching the baby kitties.

5. Dan, because the last time I was tagging people he said “Why didn’t you tag me?”. So you’re tagged now.

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Have I mentioned how much i hate MySpace?

I hate MySpace. I really hate MySpace. I think MySpace is a piece of crap. The problem is that I’m in the minority on this. Also the fact that I avoid MySpace like the plague might be one of the reasons why I’m not “getting any”. Mashable, a news site about Social networking is reporting that people on MySpace are most likely to “hook up” Oh crap.

I remember telling someone over the phone, not to meet up with MySpace people. How guys were just hitting on her and wanted to … you get my point. I guess this is why MySpace is the site, most likely to get you lucky. I looked my the list of social networks and I found that Youtube , Twitter, and Digg are really low. Of course I have an account on all of those networks, but not MySpace.

This actually makes sense now that I think about it. There are some really dumb people on MySpace. I remember there was some guy who stole someone’s cellphone and he was taking pictures with it, and the pictures were being e-mailed to the phone’s owner. The guy even did a sex video with it. This moron had a MySpace page.

I’ve always thought that MySpace pages are ugly as hell and when you end up at on a MySpace page, you get blasted with music, unless you remembered to turn down your speakers. The web tools for MySpace have got to be from 1998. However people are still using MySpace (even though a lot of people have moved to Facebook) and I guess they’re hooking up.

So it is just me or has MySpace become a seedy bar for people to hool up?

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Clip of the Week (SPECIAL EDITION)

I know it's not Saturday but I found this clip this morning. The Ask a Ninja "Ninja" interviewing Will Ferrel and Jon Heder. HOW COOL IS THAT.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Words of Wisdom

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a
well. The animal cried piteously for hours as
the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the
well needed to be covered up anyway;

it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and
help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began
to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the
donkey realized what was happening and cried
horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he
quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally
looked down the well. He was astonished at what
he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his
back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel
dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it
off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey
stepped up over the edge of the well and
happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds
of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well
is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of
our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out
of the deepest wells just by not stopping,
never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

Live simply and appreciate what you have.

Give more.

Expect less

NOW ............

Enough of that crap . . . The donkey later came back,

and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him.

The gash from the bite got infected and

the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.


When you do something wrong, and try to cover
your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

Thank you to Dr. Cheryl for sending me this.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Selling out, Duckies and Crazy at the airport

Over the weekend I put some Google ads on all 3 of my blogs, and now I’m wondering if I’ve sold out because of it. I don’t really have much control over what the ads are, though I’m sure I find a way if I really tried. Now I wonder if I’ve “jumped the shark”.

Actually I don’t think I did considering that when I checked on it this morning the banner had an ad for “Bankruptcy in Canada”. That ticked me off actually. It’s like Google is saying that only deadbeat losers who don’t pay their bills visit this blog, and THAT’S NOT TRUE. Nice people and Goats visit this blog.

Side note, why doesn’t Word’s spell check recognize the word blog but it knows Google? Wouldn’t Microsoft want Google to be misspelled?

Back to topic, I’ve put the ad where it’s visible, but not annoying so I’m hoping that it wouldn’t piss anyone off. Oh and if it does, TOO BAD.

What really surprised me were the comments on the “poor little duckies”. For the record I’ve always assumed that the baby ducks were safe because no sane person wouldn’t help out baby duckies. In fact, I’m sure that it was the guy who took the pictures who ended up saving the ducks. Because if it was me, take the pictures, then I would have tried to save the ducks. IN FACT THE GOAT CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THE DUCKS ARE AT HIS PLACE. However the goat is complaining that the ducks have painted his refrigerator orange. Karma’s a bitch, goat.

One more thing, this morning I read about this guy who was caught walking on the runway at the airport. Some guy jumped the fence at Calgary International Airport and was standing gin the middle of the runway as an Air Canada passenger plane started down the runway. Luckily the pilot saw the person and managed to abort the takeoff and airport security quickly got him off the runway. He said he was trying to catch a flight, but he has no ticket or luggage. At least no one got hurt. I’m not a fan of the long lines in airport security either but …that’s crazy.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

A fine line between Yadda Yadda and Blaa Blaa

Once again, I can’t think of anything to blog about, I checked out my regular blog reads to see if I can come up with anything. So far I’ve discovered that “dumbening.” Is in the Urban Dictionary. No bloggable I believe. Also I left a message on Elmo Kitties blog, who happens to live in Singapore, which way does the water go when you flush the toilet. I want to know for sure if the water indeed goes counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere like in the Simpsons episode. Hopefully she will get back to me on that.

Oh I heard some good news, well I think it’s good news. Donald Trump has been named the most unsexiest man of the year. Why is this good news? It’s good news because this means that Gilbert Godfrey isn’t the unsexist man anymore. In fact he didn’t even make the top 100. It looks like Gilbert has gotten sexy, but he did it, is a shock to me. Either way, leave the guy alone.

This is turning into another Yadda Yadda. I just added Yadda to the Word dictionary. Sheesh. I’m tired of words like blog coming up as misspelled. COME ON MICROSOFT.

I was wondering if you can buy Canada Dry Ginger Ale in other parts of the world?

Canadian Tire is now doing financial services but do I really want to get a mortgage at the same place when I buy windshield wipers? Also, when you make a withdrawal, is it in real money or Canadian Tire money?

Work has gotten boring as hell. The same thing over and over. I’m no longer challenged. I have an interview on Saturday. It’s not IT but it doesn’t hurt to listen and discuss an opportunity, though if they want to get me into Customer Service, I’m going to hurt someone.

I ordered spring weather and all I got was fall weather. Including a snow warning issued by Environment Canada.

Is this a yadda yadda post or a Blaa Blaa post?

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My TV Shows

My Flames won a game last night, so they won’t be a sweep when Detroit wins the series. I’m being realistic, the odds of them to coming back to win the series after loosing the first 2 games is not good. However it was nice to watch them win. Then I was thinking, what else would I like to see on TV, so I made a list of things I want to see on TV.

An episode of COPS, where they only arrest rich white guys.

A show where a drunken Paula Abdul answers callers’ questions.

A show with just random video of people walking around somewhere with the Da Da Da song playing.

Cute Cat videos from You Tube.

Right vs. left Deathmatch. A show where a famous person from the political right fights someone from the political left TO THE DEATH. Thunderdome featuring Bill O’Reilley vs. Michael Moore.

FUTURAMA !!! (They’re suppose to me making new episodes that will be out in 2008, until then we still have THIS).

A live action Beavis and Butthead show. They can get this guy to play Beavis

A quiz show where George W Bush has to compete against a kid in the 5th grade.

A program that tells me what “What women really mean when they say…”. I would kill to see that show.

The White Trash Shopping Channel, because you never know when you might watch to buy one of those Singing Bass or a Budweiser mirrors

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Monday, April 16, 2007

...and I thought Canadian were nice and polite

Oh man, all hell is going to break loose on NBC in the near future, and I can’t wait. Don Cherry is going to be on NBC I know for a fact that Don is going to piss SOMEONE off, and I can’t wait, because he won’t give a rats ass about it. If someone starts whining he’s just say “SHUT UP, QUIT YOUR WHINING”. I find this moves by Grapes (that’s his nickname) to be interesting, especially after what happened to Don Imus, but I doubt that he will care because if Jesse Jackson or Al Shartpon get all mad, he’s just say “SCREW YOU” and come back across the border.

Now I’m sure that the people across the border are wondering, what’s the big deal, a Canadian talking about Hockey? That’s just it, he talks about whatever he feels like and damn everyone around him. I remember when he would slam European players for their style of hockey, as well as the way he would slam French Canadian players, He also has a habit of mispronouncing French Canadian and European player’s names.

This guy has said some really outrageous things, so outrageous that there has been debates about this guy in the House of Commons (that’s Canada’s version of Congress), since the CBC is a Crown Corporation, some French MP’s wanted the guy fired.

This isn’t the first time Don has made a trip to US either. I’m not going to bore you with the details, but if you went the Disney DVD, The Wild, where he does the voice of a penguin curling commentator.

So give it a month of so before we get to the finals, wait for all hell to break loose.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Only in Canada

I when I first heard about this, I though “oh man, someone needs some milk, a cookie and a blankie”. Seriously, this is really pathetic, however I get it, and that’s the scary part. The Nova Scotia legislature is mad; really mad so mad that they have decided to put forward a resolution and something horrible. Is this something about the amount of unemployment in the province? Perhaps it’s about a social issue like abused children? Nope, the province is putting forth a resolution about the NHL having game 2 of the Ottawa/Pittsburg series be played in the afternoon instead of at night. Are you shitting me? I know that I’m Canadian and Hockey is “Canada’s Game” and all but COME ON!!! Having a hockey game played in the afternoon instead of the evening is not the end of the world.

Maybe I don’t get it. Perhaps since I live in the west, having an early game isn’t a big deal to me, even though a 3pm EDT means 1pm MDT. Maybe I know that (get ready for it) that’s there’s more to life than just hockey (GASP he said it). Ok before the Canadian Culture police knock on my door, strip me of my citizenship and throw me across the Canada/US border, let me explain. We proved that we could survive a season without hockey, during the 2004/05 NHL lockout. The world did not end in Canada without hockey.

So why is this game being played in the afternoon? So NBC can air the game as well. Yes they are playing the game in the afternoon so the NBC can also air it live in the afternoon, because they know that their audience isn’t a bunch of hockey fanatics and that their audience doesn’t want to watch hockey in prime time (though they may air one of the Stanley Cup finals games in prime time). The NHL is having the game played in the afternoon so our neighbors to the south can watch something other than NASCAR or baseball. Oh and it’s just normal coverage, not like the FOX glowing puck bullshit, so stop complaining.

Again, what’s the problem? Is the problem that they have to start drinking at 4:00pm in Nova Scotia? Arghh, it’s just a game. I’m a Senators fan and the game will be starting at 1:00pm. DEAL WITH IT. It’s not like people are going to riot in the streets over the game, like they do with “football” in Europe. It’s just a game, yes it’s Canada’s game, but it’s still just a game.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007


I’m excited again. The type of excitement what you feel that something you want is going to happen. I’ve decided that I’m getting rid of some of my old furniture. Going to put it on Craig’s list and see what happens. I figure between the money from the sale of this stuff and my old damage deposit, I’ll be able to afford a new 40 inch LCD TV in my new apartment after I go for a swim to get some exercise. Did I not mention, I GOT A NEW PLACE WITH A FRIGGIN INDOOR POOL!!!

I’ve been so worried about find the right place and I was getting to the point where I was going to take ANYWHERE since the deadline was approaching. This apartment thing has kept me up for some nights and I went through a few nights of freaking out, but now it’s all taken care off. It’s has been remedied. I have what I’ve been seeking for some time now, closure. I move in at the end of the month and I would invite you all to visit but … give me a year of swimming and maybe some working out to get myself into better shape.

However there are some thoughts that have passed my mind while thinking of the pool.

I will have to be careful not to make any “special bubbles” in the pool.

I will have to remind myself to NOT talk like Jacques Cousteau in the pool in case someone shows up.

The rubber ducky can’t swim with me unless I go into the pool very early.

New water wings.

Make sure to glue on hairpiece really well before swimming (I mean, what hairpiece? My hair is so bad, that it must be real).

Other than that, I intend to enjoy myself in my new place.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

More of the Yadda Yadda

Holy Crap. This blog has turned into a “Dear Diary” thing as of late, but since things are going on my life, I guess I’m blogging about that. I’m found another potential apartment and I’ve submitted an application. This place also has a pool and a workout room and it’s in a real high rise. The apartment is on the 28th floor. The view isn’t bad but it’s not as good as the units facing east. They have a nice view of the Stampede grounds and when it’s clear, the mountains.

On the other front…I have a job interview on Thursday. The only issue I have is the place is in the northern part of the city. Close to the airport. I wanted to find a job downtown, but considering that I only started sending out my resume on Sunday and I’m already getting calls, I believe this to be a good sign. It’s a call centre job but if they want to pay the money I want, then I might consider it. I originally wanted to wait until AFTER the move to start the job hunt but after freaking out again on Friday, I felt that I had to do something, thus I put my resume on and then BOOM, I got a hit. We shall see what happens next.

I have all these ideas for a post but nothing is appearing on the screen. I blame the uncertainty in my life right now. I just want closure and until I have some sort of closure on the move, then I’ll feel better. The job thing isn’t a big issue. My current job isn’t in jeopardy, but I do have to move. I’m just glad that the landlord gave me a month’s extension or else I would be REALLY screwed. I’m hoping for a positive phone call tomorrow so I can put everything else behind me and bitch and moan about loosing my satellite dish.

Yes, that’s the one drawback, I will be loosing my dish because I won’t be able to put it up and since I really hate the cable in this city, I’m going to live sans regular TV and download everything I watch instead. I have a plan but I don’t want to reveal anything until I actually do it. It does involve a new TV and a trip to Ikea.

This is another advantage to this move. I get to redecorate. I’ve been to Ikea and I already made a list of the new items that I will buy. I’m just waiting until I know my move in date so I can go in, pay for the stuff and arrange delivery.

I guess I’m going to have to take photos of the new place.

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Even I don't know what the hell I'm babbling about

I’ve been feeling a sense of dread lately and I don’t know why. The ‘having to move because of the condo’ thing doesn’t help but at the same time I feel a need to find a new job. The good news that I finally started my search and already found a couple of possibilities; now all I need is evidence that employers are ‘really’ starved for new IT people as well in this city. This weekend I’ve applied for three jobs; two of them I’m actually qualified for. I have a feeling that this gloom feeling will continue until I get the move settled.

I really need to move on because…I’m not meeting anyone at my current job that is anyone interesting. There’s no one that I really want to hang out with. The only time I got to hang out with people was when I was in Toronto. I really missed that. Originally I wasn’t planning on starting the job hunt until AFTER the move but on Friday, I went through another round of feeling sorry for myself so, instead of wallowing in my own pity, I did something about it. Basically I was raging against the dying of my ‘light’. I haven’t felt like that since before I started the IT job. I feel like that I’m wandering about back and forth over the job thing. Mmm just found 3 more positions to apply for on

I think the worst part of this weekend was that I felt alone. I don’t really have any friends in the city, because of stated reasons, and I also don’t have a ‘significant other’. A friend of mine who had some very good luck with Lavalife has recommended that I try it out as well, but I can’t seem to get myself to do it. Not yet anyway. I need the move to take place (and then I’ll think of another excuse as to why I shouldn’t).

A thought did occur to me about this thought after I bought an advance ticket to a Calgary Comicon that is taking place this month. I thought, that’s it. I might as well give up the chance of feeling the touch of a woman again, because I was going to a comic book convention. I’m sure the chicks dig guys who go to comic book conventions. I might as well put some tape on my glasses, stop wearing deodorant and move into someone’s basement because I want to see a bunch of comic fan boys drool over Morena Baccarin because she was on that Firefly show. The show was good, (made by the same guy who created Buffy and Angel), but Fox screwed it up by playing shows out of order. At one point I though I should just give up and buy an inflatable companion.

Another though then occurred to me. Sure a ‘significant other’ sometimes needs to change a guy; I can tell you a story about one of my profs and his wardrobe, but do I really need to be changed that much. I know a husband and wife who play City of Heroes and they seem happy. Who knows maybe I’ll meet someone at the dork convention.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Internet got me and won't leg go.

I’ve noticed that the Internet doesn’t want me to work. In fact, I’ve discovered that the Interest is about as evil a temptress during the day as my pillow in the morning. They both call to me and say “spend time with me”, but I swear that the Internet will not control my life…maybe.

Let’s see I check for my DVD’s, then I need to check/post something on (If you’re not on Twitter, then you’re not cool), and of course there’s the post for this blog. I also need to check my webcomics, the people on my blog roll, Digg…you get the point.

This morning after my shower, I checked my twitter feed and discovered this, and now I can’t stop playing it over and over again. I ended up loosing track of time and was almost late for work.

Later on in the day I found this story about some business owner who put up a Honk for Jesus sign and his neighbor ended up putting up a Honk for Satan sign. The guy who put up the Satan sign is going to give tattoo artists a really bad name if he keeps it up.

I did make a major Internet discovery though. I found CHUCK NORRIS’S BLOG, though I’m surprised to discover that he doesn’t end his posts with, “and then I kicked his ass”..

The Internet, it’s not just for porn anymore.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I was away, sorta

Between an unexpected visitors and my back bothering me, I haven’t been blogging, Well I’m back.

My weekend started interesting enough. I was at my PC at 8:30am on Saturday when my cell phone rang. I looked at the call display number and I saw it was my dad’s work cell. I figured it was my mother since she’s the only person on the planet who would call me at 8:30am on a Saturday. After talking to my mom, I discovered that she and my dad were in Edmonton, a 3 hour drive north from here, and guess what, they wanted to visit. ARGHHH, I thought and I asked them when they would arrive. My mom umm and ahhhed first but then my dad said, about 5:00pm. They were going to go to the West Edmonton Mall (The largest mall in North America) for a while then drive down to Calgary. So my mom in that mall plus the 3 hours of driving would buy me time.

Needless to say, I spent the whole day cleaning every nook and cranny in the place. The kicker of that fact was that my mom and dad said nothing about the cleanliness of my place. ARGHHH

So I end up taking my mom and dad to Earl’s and it’s a nice place but I have one complaint. The place was filled with hot waitresses with cleavage and we get stuck with the ONE GUY!!! I wanted to slap him and say “Listen buddy, you’re a nice guy but I’d rather be served by one of the babes, so get the hell out of here”, but it didn’t work out that way and my mother seemed to like the guy, even though he forgot her coleslaw order. If we would have had one of the hot babes serving us, she wouldn’t have forgotten my mom’s coleslaw.

Once we got home, they took over my living space. I surrendered my bed, and my living room. I couldn’t even go to the virtual dance party on City of Heroes, because my dad has the TV on too loud with the hockey game. Now I know I’m Canadian and I’m supposed to love the game but TURN IT DOWN; needless to say that I never got to go to the virtual dance panty.

On the apartment hunting front, there are 2 places right now. One I’ve seen and it’s idea. It’s right by a grocery store and across the street from a police station. Oh and it’s perfect for my dish. The second one which I will see tomorrow is more expensive but all utilities are includes (the first place I have to pay power). There’s s an indoor pool and a workout room. It’s supposed to have a balcony that will work for my dish but I still need to see it. Sigh. I want the pool, but I should go with the cheaper place.

I’m struggling to put these words onto the screen and my back is bothering me. I’ll keep everyone updated on the moving situation. Oh yeah, the current owners have given me an additional month to move out, since I pay my rent on time. I don’t understand who wouldn’t personally. It’s a matter of putting the money aside.

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